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So, the IMI Tavor is coming. Who is interested?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RX-178, Jan 25, 2012.

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  1. RX-178

    RX-178 Member

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    I know for the longest time, a lot of people all over the internet, even here on THR have wanted a version of the IWI Tavor to hit the American market.

    Well, apparently, now it's actually going to happen, in a fully US-made non-imported configuration.

    So, now that it's happening... who is still interested in getting one?

    Why or why not?
     
  2. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Details man, details. You have a link?
     
  3. RX-178

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    http://blip.tv/altac6/altac-at-shot-2012-day-3-final-5899881

    It's somewhere here, in my vlog... around 02:05 into it, pretty early.


    Michael Kassnar has brought Charles Daly back from the dead to bring the Tavor to the market.

    It's going to be manufactured in the USA, instead of imported (no 922r issues). It's not going to be a clone, it's going to be the actual IWI Tavor, manufactured in the USA. Apparently it's very easy to set up because the Tavor itself uses a lot of components sourced from the USA.
     
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    I'm definitely interested in a US made Tavor BUT..... I'd bet money that the Tavor is going to be priced somewhere north of $1,500.... and I'm just too damn cheap to shell out that many clams when there are $800 AR's knocking each other off gun store racks pretty much wherever you look. I'm all for someone bringing a good US made 5.56 bullpup to the market, but the current glut of very reasonably priced AR's is going to make for some cut throat competition for any new product trying to break into the tactical rifle market.
     
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    Looks like an okay range toy. Not much real-world use, though, seems to me. Just another para-military look-alike.
     
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    Very interested depending on price. And I would guess $1500+ but I would still be tempted, though past $2000 I probably would lose interest.

    Let's not jinx it though. A US-market Tavor has been promised several times before.
     
  7. armoredman

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    Wouldn't mind, would love to try one, but if the price tag is too high, it sits on the shelf.
     
  8. Fishbed77

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    Too many other expensive rifles on my wishlist (SCAR, SR-25, M1A) to consider a Tavor.
     
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    TBH, it seems like a toy. It has no REAL uses for any civilian other than that. Its not a hunting rifle, its not a target rifle, and there are better rifles for competition.
     
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    I will not be buying one. I have a lot of other interests before that reaches anywhere near the top, let alone at the price these novelty guns tend to bring. I'll take a decent AR and a few cases of ammo instead.
     
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    The Tavor, if made like the IDF version, could get me back into shooting 5.56.

    The Tavor looks like plastic junk, but the plastic bits are just the shell. Inside the shell is a gun frame made from steel stampings that take all the actual loads. The steel frame also includes the optics mount, so there isn't a POI shift if the outer shell flexes.

    BSW
     
  12. RX-178

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    So far it seems to me...

    4 people interested (3 out of the 4 noting that price will be an issue)

    4 people not interested.

    :D
     
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    seeing several of them in person they are better looking than the FS2000...
     
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    I'd be interested and I'm not usually a bullpup fan...I could see myself making this the one token bullpup in the collection. Though, as others have mentioned, the price would certainly be a major factor in when or if I picked one up as I still have a number of rifles on the list first.
     
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    I'm interested, but probably can't fit one into my financial priorities in the near term. It looks like a neat design, though.

    It seems to me that it fits exactly the same role as the Ruger mini-14 or a Kel-Tec SU-16, e.g. an expensive plinker that can also serve for HD in lieu of a 12-gauge. And HD standby *is* a civilian use, more common than hunting and target competition combined.
     
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    Who's building it, and when will it be available to see/get MSRP?
     
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    As Michael Kassnar said in the video I linked, it's going to be built by IWI in a facility in the USA, and then marketed by Trans World Arms (the resurrected Charles Daly).

    It was too early to get an MSRP, but he had a sample of the rifle at the SHOT Show already, which I got to examine and handle.
     
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    It's interesting, but would really depend on the price.
     
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    Will they make one in 6.8 SPC? I am about to start getting away from the .223/5.56 ammo for primary firearms. If they do make one in 6.8 SPC, I would be very interested in getting a Tavor.
     
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    I would rather have the AR15 bullpup kit I have heard about.
     
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    Price is the biggest factor and my livong in Ma probably won't see one for sale here.
     
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    NO, I don`t plan on assaulting any place right off hand, & too much money when there are more interesting guns out there.

    Rather have a PMR-30......
     
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    This.

    I hunt on foot with AR pattern rifles, and hunting is one of the activities in which a bullpup's traditional weaknesses (e.g. slow mag changes) don't really matter much and its advantages (e,g, compactness) would really be valued. If the balance is right, the trigger isn't too bad, and the chambering is useful for field work - I'd be all in.
     
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    I don't see how this rifle would be any less useful to a civilian than an AR, AK, SCAR, etc. In fact, i consider a bullpup to be far more ideal for home defense than traditional military style rifles due to it's reduced length. One can SBR an AR but then velocity is lost and there are valid concerns to using an NFA item for home defense.

    Anyways, i don't know enough about them but would certainly be interested. The only reason i haven't bought an A3 Aug is questions of parts availability. I love my MSAR but same problem of parts.

    Does anybody have a link that details how the Tavor operates?
     
  25. c0nspire

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    I'll be looking into purchasing one as long as the price is below $2000.
     
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